2022 News Listing

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law’s Conviction Integrity Clinic hosted a panel discussion on Wednesday, September 28 to educate students and the community about the causes and impacts of wrongful convictions.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law launched the Arts and Entertainment Law Clinic at the start of the fall 2022 term. This expansion of the clinical program is aligned with the School of Law’s Jesuit and Mercy traditions of service learning, access to justice, and educating the complete lawyer.

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that curtails government action on climate change, the Catholic Studies Program of Detroit Mercy hosted a dialogue on July 14 bringing the religious and moral case for addressing climate change.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law faculty members are well respected scholars in their area of expertise. This past winter term, the faculty published and placed numerous articles in law reviews across the country, saw chapters in books published, and presented in a variety of settings.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law awarded Voice for Justice Fellowships to Joy Mohammed and Andrew Pace. Detroit Mercy Law strives to teach students to be both skilled practitioners and compassionate professionals. This Fellowship upholds the long-standing tradition at Detroit Mercy Law of service to the community and provides students with the opportunity to succeed while making a difference in the community. Fellowship recipients work over the summer as interns at nonprofit organizations.

University of Detroit Mercy Law student Tina Toma was recently awarded the Kimberly M. Cahill Leadership Memorial Scholarship from the Macomb County Bar Association.

Professor Stephen Wilks is the 2022 recipient of the James T. Barnes Sr. Memorial Faculty Scholar Award. Each year, a full-time faculty member is chosen to receive this award based on scholarship, teaching excellence, and public service.

Jennifer Fahrenholt Dual '22 was recently awarded the John Dalton and Mary Lou Peacock Scholarship by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wayne Region.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law recent graduate Fatmeh Cheaib '22 was awarded the first Hon. Karen Fort Hood Scholarship by the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wayne Region.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law first year student Evelyn Galvan was recently awarded the Wolverine Bar Foundation Scholarship.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law first year student Sydney Jackson was recently awarded the Damon J. Keith Scholarship from the Wolverine Bar Association.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law 2021 graduate employment rate surpasses the national average for the second year in a row. Graduates secured employment in a variety of positions, including at top law firms, in competitive judicial clerkships, and in government, business, and public interest organizations.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law third year student Rita Soka was recently awarded the Harlan Scholarship from the Wolverine Bar Association.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law second year student Brianna Hines was recently awarded the Hon. Victoria A. Roberts Scholarship from the Wolverine Bar Association.

Xhesika Resuli '23 will begin working as a summer associate at Miller Canfield PLC in May 2022, a position she landed through On-Campus Interviews.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and University of Windsor Faculty of Law hosted the inaugural Transnational Law Moot Competition on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27. This competition is the first moot of its kind to be hosted in two different international jurisdictions.

Megz Kubis ’23 will begin working as a summer associate at Miller Canfield PLC in May 2022, a position she landed through On Campus Interviews.

Associate Professor Leslie E. Scott was a guest on the WDET 101.9 FM show Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson. The discussion was about the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act and what that means for the country.

Dean Jelani Jefferson Exum and alumna Dana M. Warnez ’96 were among the 2022 award recipients given by the The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM).

Joshua Wilk ’23 will begin working at Clark Hill PLC as a summer associate in May 2022, a position he landed through On-Campus Interviews.

For the third year in a row, Detroit Mercy's graduate programs have ranked among the nation’s best.

Alexandra Mathieu Dual ’22 and Rabab Meen Dual ’22 tied for first place in Drafting and placed first in Negotiations in the 2022 Jaffe Transactional Law Meet. The Law Meet is sponsored by the Jaffe law firm and administered by Wayne State University Law School. Teams participate from across the country.

Dean Jelani Jefferson Exum was a guest on the WDET 101.9 FM show Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson. The discussion was about Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

Chanel Taylor '23 will begin working as a summer associate at Varnum LLP in May 2022, a position she landed through On Campus Interviews.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law students gained hands-on experience helping clients under the supervision of volunteer attorneys at the Driver’s License Restoration and Expungement Mini Clinic offered in partnership with Lakeshore Legal Aid and Southwest Immigrant Rights Center on Friday, March 11.

Andrew AbdulNour ’22 knew from when he was 10 years old that he wanted to become an engineer. AbdulNour also knew that he would like pursue law school one day.

University of Detroit Mercy’s Board of Trustees today announces that Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., has been named the institution’s 26th president.

Donald B. Taylor, Ph.D., brings nearly three decades of higher education leadership in the areas of program development, accreditation, alumni relations, community partnership development, corporate and philanthropic fundraising success and commitment to adult/post-traditional students, international/global and online education, following decades as a researcher and educator at Catholic institutions.  

Rosanna Ameriguian, 1L, was featured in the Legal News.